Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King. This feast was declared Solemn by Pope Pius XI to commemorate the last Sunday in Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar of the Church. This also signals the faithful that Christmas is almost at hand preceded by the Advent Season.
Christ, the Son of God is declared the King of the Universe in the Holy Scripture as we read in all Catholic Churches today in different rites and languages reflected in the First Reading taken from Ezekiel 34; the second reading taken from I Corinthians 15 and the Gospel taken from Matthew 25.
May all who confess belief in Christ find this day fitting to make good their faith in him and pledge faithfulness to his honor and splendor as our King and Savior. Amen!
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